Saturday 26 March 2022

15mm WW2 British desert vehicles

 More of Bergman's STL files, this time for the desert war.  All need decals to finish them.

A Dorchester ACV.

Bedford MW 15cwt trucks, an MWC water carrier on the left and an MWR radio communications truck on the right.

Another view of the Bedfords, MWR on left and MWC on right.  I'll add some regular trucks as infantry transports for the desert army and for the NW Europe British.

Austin Tilly light van.

A pair of jeeps, one open, one canvas covered.

Jeeps again.

I printed off some Dingos, a troop of M3 Honeys and a pair of Bishops to fill some gaps in the British ranks for the desert war.  More on those later.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 24 March 2022

15mm WW2 US vehicles 3D printed

Most of these are Bergman STL files from Thingiverse, possibly with one or two from Tigerace1945.  Pictures haven't come out too well here - lots of reflections.

Three jeeps, can't remember where the armoured jeep STL file came from.

Dodge staff car.  One of Bergman's 1:200 offerings scaled to 1:100, so not as detailed as others.

Dodge ambulance, again an upscaled 1:200 model.

An M4A3E2 Jumbo assault tank - uparmoured Sherman.

A pair of M4A3E8 (easy 8s) to make my Sherman platoons more suitable for 1945.

 All need decals adding, especially allied stars and US vehicle numbers, plus I'm sure the tanks will be named at some point.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 21 March 2022

15mm WW2 British vehicles 3D prints

Having a break from churning out 3D prints, it seemed appropriate to actually paint some of them.  Sadly, I can no longer remember the source of all the STL files, most are from Bergman's Thingiverse site, but one or two are Tigerace1945.  All need decals to finish them off.

Transport for an infantry platoon, three 3T and one 30cwt trucks.

Transport for an engineer section in a Chevrolet 3T open backed truck.

Chevrolet 3T office body as a radio communications truck.

Unusual, for me at least, a Terrapin Mk1 amphibious truck, as used at Walcheren and for the later Rhine and other river crossings.  Not so well detailed or proportioned as this was a 1:200 model scaled up to 1:100.

Ram Kangaroos, enough to transport an infantry platoon plus some supports.

A pair of M10 Achilles 17pdr SPAT.  One of these is causing an issue as it is leaking resin, despite the base being well perforated during printing and a number of drill holes added when I became aware of the leakage.  Will have to have another try at this one I think.

A pair of jeep transports, one open topped and one canvas covered.

Finally for now, an M5 for use as an alternative transport for an engineer section.

 Lots more British vehicles for the desert in the pipeline, along with an eclectic mix of US and German kit, plus Cold War Brits, US and Soviet kit.  I've also tried 3D printing an LCAC for my 6mm US Marine Amphibious Group, plus some 6mm M60A1s to go with it (only one needed for payload for the LCAC though.

Thanks for looking.